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article imageCanelo Alvarez advises Antonio Margarito to leave the sport

By Leo Reyes     Aug 25, 2016 in Sports
Former WBA, WBO and IBF welterweight champion Antonio Margarito won't land a lucrative fight against WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez after outpointing Canelo's brother Ramon last Aug. 13 at the Baja California Center, Rosarito Beach, Mexico.
Right after his split decision victory over Ramon, the 38-year old Margarito called out Canelo in his bid to capture a major world title after a long period of inactivity following his eye injury during his fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2010.
“I want the big fights - [Miguel] Cotto, Canelo. I don't want a rematch with Ramon. I am ready for big fights. Now I want to beat [Ramon's] brother Saul." Margarito said.
Margarito thought Canelo would want to avenge the loss of his brother Ramon but the Mexican superstar rejected Margarito's call and instead advised him to retire for good.
"That will never happen," said Alvarez, who is facing Liam Smith on Sept. 17 at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas . "My advice to Margarito is to leave the sport. He accomplished a lot in boxing."
"I believe he should leave the sport, not for him but for his family. It's dangerous. He's risking his life in this sport. It's not a game. It's very dangerous. He needs to (retire) for his family." Alvarez added.
While Margarito has won the vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title with his split decision win over Alvarez, the retirement-bound Mexican-American fighter wants another shot at a major world title.
Margarito has won twice since his last fight against Miguel Cotto during their rematch at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York in 2011.
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